December 28, 2012

Skies over Austria

Last week my honey and I landed in Austria. Coming from the tropics, we've been relishing the white winter wonderland here. (See previous post.)

But I've also been reminded again how the sky can take on such different personalities in different countries. 

These are a few captures from yesterday, starting with an amazing sunrise in my brother's back yard in the Vienna Woods.



These next two were take mid-afternoon on country roads outside Vienna looking towards the Styrian Alps.


 Austria 2012

I hope my blogging friends are 
enjoying fine skies with
warmth in their hearts and their homes 
this holiday season! 

Linking with Skywatch Friday.

21 comments:

ladyfi said...

Oh my, what gloriously rich skies! Enjoy the cold!

Jo said...

Stunning...

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Wow, so awesomely beautiful! Skies are ever changing canvases, like a kaleidoscope.

Have a wonderful 2013 ~ FlowerLady

Carole M. said...

that first photograph is my fave'

Andy said...

Holy cow! These photos at extraordinary. One would almost think the sunrise was a forest fire.

Maurizio Riccio said...

Great cropping on the first one. Really nice!

Laloofah said...

Wow, wow, wow! What stunning photos! My reaction was the same as Andy's - I thought that amazing sky in your first photo looked like a forest fire! I'm glad it was a blazing sunrise instead (and that you're an early riser!) :-) Love how you caught those two birds in flight, along with the one sitting in the tree top.

Vienna - what a wonderful place to spend Christmas (she said dreamily, never having been there but long wishing to go!) How nice that your brother lives there. Enjoy your visit with him, along with the snow and all that beautiful scenery! Happy New Year!

Marites said...

You have such beautiful sky captures and I'm envious:) great shots! My skywatch is here.

Laura said...

Hello Dear Francisca!!!! I've not been by in far too long. The skies you've shared are beautiful. Wishing you and your beloveds, and all beings love and peace and healing as we say goodbye to 2012 and welcome 2013!

Aiketa said...

Wow, wow!!! Your photos are amazing!!! As some other people commented, I also thought that the first photo was a wild fire. But I'm happier now knowing it was just an incredible sunrise!!! You were lucky to be able to see it.

I'm visiting from Sky Watch Friday.
Here's my sky: http://1anyen365fotos.blogspot.com.es/2012/12/dia-85-any-3.html

Regards from Barcelona.

James said...

Wow! Amazing shots!

Elisabeth Nitteberg said...

Truly beautiful skies.

TexWisGirl said...

SO gorgeous! blessings to you in 2013!!!

BraCom (Bram) said...

beautiful skies like they are on fire in the first capture

eileeninmd said...

They are all gorgeous sky captures! The sunrise is awesome and I love the view of the alps. I wish you all the best in 2013, Happy New Years!

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures you show. Wish you a good week-end / Happy New Year :)

Stan said...

Outstanding set of images, just perfect for SWF.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They're all gorgeous and you must be so enjoying the change of climate as well as skies. I'm scrolling through missed posts here, so I'll learn more about your trip as I progress backwards (there's an oxymoron for you).

Linnea said...

What a beautiful part of the world to be in now. Those skies look like they're on fire! Happy 2013 and thanks for your visits.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos! I LOVE the silhouettes of the trees in the first two. very nice!

retriever said...

Wonderfull.